Review: Let’s Go Kiddo- Kid’s Harness


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Let's Go Kiddo- Ki'ds harness

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At first, I was not a fan of putting kids on leashes. I think hand holding is efficient enough BUT… I don’t have kids so who am I to judge. I received the Let’s Go Kiddo kid’s harness to review and even though I don’t have kids, I was up for the challenge of “borrowing” a niece, nephew, or friend’s kid and testing this out. Continue reading

Hiker’s Etiquette


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There are unspoken rules of the dirt trail and I’m here to list off a few (feel free to tell me your rules of trail!)…. Continue reading

Lake Cuyamaca


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Lake Cuyamaca Cover

A couple weeks ago, we went fishing at Lake Cuyamaca in east San Diego county in Julian. Lake Cuyamaca is surrounded by the 26,000 acre Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. Lake Cuyamaca is a 110 acre lake that offers fishing, boating, camping, duck hunting, bird watching, picnicking, and special event hosting. We had a great time and even caught some Trout and Blue Gill! Continue reading

Bushnell Bear Grylls SolarWrap Mini USB Charger


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Bushnell Bear Grylls SolarWrap Mini USB Charger

I’m typically an advocate for leaving electronics at home while hitting the outdoors but if you must…. here is a little gem my friend introduced me to: Bushnell Bear Grylls SolarWrap Mini USB Charger. This little guy can charge your smartphone, MP3 player, or any item that charges from a USB power source Here’s how it works: Continue reading

Orangetheory Fitness Review


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Orange Theory Fitness


That is what you will hear waiting outside of the workout room in the Point Loma lobby, watching sweaty, fellow OTFer’s exiting post-workout with big smiles on their faces thinking “Damn, I feel good!” If you haven’t heard of Orangetheory Fitness then get ready to be motivated! Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) is a workout regimen targeting different zones of your heart rate to get the ultimate results using the treadmill, rowing machine, free-weights, and good ol’ body weight! Here is how Orangetheory describes the philosophy behind it: Continue reading

Plants, Flowers, and Wildlife…


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Big Horn Sheep

Being out in nature does have its advantages. You get to see Big Horn sheep hiding in the shade, lizards basking in the sun, dragonflies shedding their skin, and cool black and white beetles that are fascinating to look at. Take a look at some of the awesome pictures I capture while appreciating nature: Continue reading

Safety Tips for the Outdoors


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Safety Tips for the Outdoors

Whether you’re going for a day hike or a 2 week backpacking trip, you always need to stay safe and use your best judgment. Here are 8 safety tips for the outdoors: Continue reading

14 Reasons to Go Camping


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14 reasons to go camping

If 5 reasons to go camping wasn’t enough, check out 14 Reasons to Go Camping on

    • Being one with nature.
    • Living off the grid.
    • Exercise.
    • Quiet time.

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Pancakes in the Mountains


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Pancakes in the mountains

We eat a lot of dehydrated food while camping- especially when we hike in all our gear! Yes, it would be nice to have burgers and hotdogs but that would require towing a huge cooler about 5 miles. I wanted to make a real breakfast so I bought Bisquick pancake batter that required only water. I cooked it in a sauce pan which was a little difficult at first Continue reading


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